- The galaxy, discovered at the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, lies about 13.2 billion light years from Earth, farther than any other galaxy ever measured.
- The newly discovered galaxy, called EGSY8p7, was born when the Universe was less than 600 million years old and could provide a valuable window into the universe’s past.
- Using Keck Observatory’s powerful infrared spectrograph, called MOSFIRE, the researchers dated the galaxy by detecting a signature of hot hydrogen gas heated by strong ultraviolet emission from newly born stars.
Scientists Discover the Farthest and the Oldest Galaxy in the Known Universe
8. 10. 15 by Hashem AL-ghaili